Sports Minute: Here is the latest Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota sports news from The Associated Press
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Ryan Miller made 31 saves for his 44th career shutout as the Anaheim Ducks beat the Minnesota Wild 4-0. Jakob Silfverberg, Corey Perry, Ryan Kesler and Hampus Lindholm scored to help Anaheim get its third win in four games. Miller got his second win in two starts since returning from a knee injury that sidelined him for 24 games. His latest came two days after he set the all-time wins record for a U.S.-born goalie with a victory over Washington. He now has 376 for his career.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano will miss at least the first week of full-squad workouts after he cut his foot while celebrating his team winning the Dominican Winter League championship. Sano will wear the boot for seven to 10 days before being re-evaluated. Manager Rocco Baldelli says he considers the injury a "minor issue."
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - Michael Pineda thinks he'll be ready to return to the major leagues with the Minnesota Twins after a layoff of 1½ seasons. Pineda needed Tommy John surgery in 2017 while with the New York Yankees. He signed with the Twins in December 2017 and as he neared a return late last season, he tore the meniscus in his right knee. The 30-year-old right-hander hasn't pitched in the major leagues since July 5, 2017.
CHICAGO (AP) - All-Star teams of college seniors will compete for a $150,000 prize in a 3-on-3 tournament before this year's NCAA national championship game. The Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship will be played at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, from April 5-7. Only players who have exhausted their NCAA eligibility may participate.
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